Liz Polunin was born at Petersfield and first exhibited in a national schools’ exhibition at the age of 11. She trained as a chamber musician playing in a string trio with Jaqueline du Pre and then spent 25 years freelancing in international chamber orchestras (Holland and USSR) before specializing in Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology and Musicians’ Injuries and writing four books on the subject under her married name of Andrews. Yehudi Menuhin wrote the forward for her ‘Healthy practice for Musicians’ and this lead to a very extensive lecture tour of New Zealand and subsequent London practice.
In 2000 she returned to painting mainly studying with Robin Child and David Tress. She is fascinated by colour, movement and intuitive feel.
Liz has exhibited with Dunsfold, Cranleigh, Guildford and Farnham Art Societies, many times at VivArtis (Witley) and Appart, in Albury and several venues in Guildford. She has held four solo exhibitions in Haslemere and in 2004 she was Highly Commended as runner up for the James Hockey Prize for Painting at the Surrey Institute for Art and Design. Since the she has exhibited in London at Highgate Fine Art four times, at Llewellyn Alexander ‘Salon des Refusee’, at The Mall Galleries with NEAC; at the Twentieth Century Theatre in Notting Hill, West Dean and at The Oxmarket Gallery Chichester.
Plans for 2014 include painting visits to Yellowstone (USA), Pembroke, Devon, Portugal, for the whole of July as Resident Artist inTuscany, Avignon and further exhibitions in Chichester and Surrey areas.